THE SECOND EPISTLE
PAUL THE APOSTLE
2 Corinthians 4 ©
1 The apostle testifies that he sets forth the Gospel of Christ uprightly and plainly before the conscience of all people. 3 And that if the same be hidden to any, it is hidden to them that perish, and whose minds Satan has blinded. 5 That nevertheless this power is not from the ministers but from Christ, and from God Who enlightens the hearts. 8 That this power also manifests wonderfully itself in the apostles of Christ, in the overcoming of all afflictions and tribulations, which daily come upon them. 13 And afterwards lays down several grounds of consolation, with which they do strengthen themselves and others, taken from the example of David. 14 From the blessed resurrection. 15 From the thankfulness for such deliverances. 16 From the renewing of the inward man. 17 And finally from the greatness of the eternal glory, which shall follow hereupon.
THEREFORE seeing we have 1this ministry, as we have received mercy, we 2faint not;
But have 3renounced 4the hidden things of dishonesty, nota walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth 5commendingb ourselves 6to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
But if our gospel 7be hid, it is hid to them thatc are lost:
In whom 8the god of this world hath blinded thed minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, whoe is 9the image of God, should 10shine unto them.
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
For God, whof11commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath 12shined 13ing our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God 14in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this 15treasure inh16earthen vessels, that the excellency 17of the power may 18be ofi God, and not of us.
We are troubled on every side, yet not 19distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
Alwaysj bearing about in the body 20the dying of the Lord Jesus, that 21the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
Fork we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that thel life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
So then 22death worketh in us, but 23life in you.
We having 24the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, 25Im believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore 26speak;
Knowingn that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, 27and shall present us with you.
For 28all things are for your sakes, thato29the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redoundp to the glory of God.
For which cause we faint not; but though our 30outward man perish, yet the 31inward man is renewed day by day.
Forq our 32light affliction, 33which is but for a moment, 34worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
While we 35look not at the things 36which are seen, but at the things 37which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.